Alleghany County experiences 2.6 magnitude earthquake

CORRECTION: A push alert stated Alamance County. The correct county is Alleghany.

A 2.6 magnitude earthquake was reported by the U.S. Geological Survey in Alleghany County Thursday.

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The earthquake happened at about 3:53 p.m. with an epicenter less than 10 miles from Sparta.

Click the video player above for more information about the earthquake.

In the past two weeks, there have been three other earthquakes with a magnitude higher than 2.0 in the area, according to the USGS.

  • On Sept. 26, there was a 2.2 magnitude earthquake near Allisonia, Virginia.
  • On Sept. 23, there was a 2.2 magnitude earthquake near Sparta.
  • On Sept. 20, there was a 2.1 magnitude earthquake near Millers Creek.

Sparta is the location where a historic 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit on Aug. 9.

Geologists, researchers and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper spent time in Sparta after the earthquake to assess the damage.

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